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. but by 2016 there have been eight years of obama's cool, collected presidency and that is what the country wanted in 2008 after eight years of shoot from the hip presidency with bush. people might be ready from something that is calmer than the sort of neither was for obama's in control nature that helped launch him to the presidency in 2008. >> i want to listen to something that was said yesterday in the state of the state address he said things that could lay the ground work for him having to run against joe biden and hillary clinton. his issue was assault weapons control. and he also talked about women's issues. let's listen to that. >> maybe it's a man's world. but it is not a man's world in new york. not anymore. we are going to pass this women's equality act and change the life for my daughters and your daughters and your sisters and your nieces and your wife and your significant other and every person in this room. every person in this room. and we are going to do it this year. >> and karen, he may also try to prevent a woman hillary clinton from becoming the first woman president.
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the central section of the book is how obama pushed out the change into the timor country be for most of the staff have located the bathrooms in the west wing. it was unclean and was in pretty because rahm emanuel is in the middle of it so wasn't suitable for young ears, but the will debate is a case study and obama is on. to the disillusionment addict of the left and i apologize to those of you remember him come out of their current obama was about like every other politician, more interested in cutting deals and chasing dreams into the fever swamps on the right to know about obama as the euro socialist radical republicans never explained how the $716 billion in spending stimulus that even paul ryan supported well above the 787 tax and spending stimulus was crushing status and in the deaths of american free enterprise. that's the beauty of the minority. the stimulus is early evidence obama was but he said he was, this data oriented left of center technocrats above all privatized. it is the first evidence after campaigning as they change the system outsider, he would govern as they we
with president obama who vowed this time it would be different. this time as a country we would react. over this weekend possible pieces of legislation were leaked. in addition to banning assault rifles and high capacity magazines, the proposal would require universal background checks for all gun sales create a national unified database, and stiffen the penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. despite the fact that no one has talked about taking anyone's gun away ever, ever, and with the tragedy at newtown fading from consciousness, they're fighting back. >> it was horrible to see what happened there. to see 20 children, six adults murdered, but within minutes we saw politicians run out and try to exploit the tragedy try to push their political agenda of gun control. i do not support their gun control agenda for two reasons. number one it's unconstitution. >> john: and the nra would never exploit a gun tragedy. with me know is john rosenthal co-founder of stop handgun violence and wrote "common sense about kids & guns." thank you for coming on with us tonight. tha
looking down with mostly scorn at the democrats and republicans in terms of the middle of the country that feels anti-congress . not all that keen on president obama either it is a pretty good position. >> she - on he does have to run for reelection. >> the decision to delay the vote to make sure the money was well spent. bill kristol defended it. >> it is indefensible and we talk about well spent money, shut down the entire congress. come on, it was a political move and there was a response to a political move that was genuine not only by chris christy but pete king who said the same thing. disaster money should not be politicized. >> the point, justin critics of the bill said it was not all disaster relief. >> let it go to the floor. the speaker had an open vote and he could have done it here and they had the vote to pass it >> media mean seems to be that the gop was out of touch and divided. many judy , agree with that. was that the way the headlines were casting this thing. >> it is politics and from the headlines it was all politics and not substance. it was political. jim said i
was celebrating the first election of then-senator barack obama as president of the united states of america. and, you know, as a country it was a remarkable time. it was a much different election. we were in the midst of a financial crisis, a crisis -- forgot my clock. otherwise i'll go on for, like, 45 minutes. a financial crisis that really started here in the united states but brought almost the entire global economy to its knees. and in the course of that election and with president obama taking office, we really as a country were at a crossroads of where we would go next with a system that was clearly a broken status quo. would we go back as a country to the stable financial regulation, boring banking that was enacted after the last major financial crisis, the great depression? boring, but effective. decade upon decade of financial stability, um, that had ushered in a remarkable era of growth for this country. but, you unfortunately, which hd been broken down piece by piece in the decade leading up to the financial crisis. or would we double down on that system? would we take those banks th
not be able to dictate which countries have nuclear weapons. we have been following this story. >> president obama arrived back , ready to get back to business. he is looking for a bipartisan pick. republicans would have none of susan rice because of the way she handled the benghazi situation. president obama is saying, i'm putting up chuck hagel, and i'm not withdrawing his name. republicans, if you wish to vote against him in the confirmation hearings, then that is up to you. mitch mcconnell, the minority leader in the senate, says that when chuck hagel comes up for confirmation, assuming he is nominated, then he will be given tough, but fair questioning. >> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is set to work in the coming hours after being treated for a blood clot in her head. -- set to return to work in the coming hours after being treated for a blood clot in her head. what world banks are being allowed more flexibility with the financial safety buffers they used to protect themselves in a crisis. it means they will have more assets which are easier to turn into cash if they run into
to president obama on tuesday. >>> while that meeting was going on, across the country gunfire erupted at another school. a 16-year-old boy shot one classmate with a shotgun and tried to shoot another but missed. this was at a high school in taft, california. the boy had been planning the attack and targeted students who bullied him. if teachers prevented more bloodshed in talking the student to putting the gun down. the injured student is in critical but stable condition. >>> the man accused of opening fire inside a colorado movie theater. after four days of graphic testimony of the night james holmes allegedly shot and killed 12 people and injured 70 more in a theater last summer, a judge ruled there is enough evidence to take the case to trial. the judge says prosecutors established probable cause on more than 160 felony counts. holmes' attorneys asked for today's arraignment to be delayed. >>> in new york city, a domestic dispute turns into a deadly fire. neighbors caught the massive fire on video last night. take a look. this is as flames gutted that building in soho neighborhood.
about the country's direction as a whole and not all that keen on president obama either, it's a pretty good position to be in. >> jon: he does have to rin for reelection. the decision to delay the vote to make sure that the money was being well-spent, i know bill crystal defended it in the weekly standard, anybody else? >> oh, no, i think it's indefensible. if we're going to start talking about well-spent money you might as well shut down the entire congress. come on, this was clearly a political move. there was a response to a political move that was genuine, not only by chris christie, but by pete king, who said the same thing, disaster money should not be politicized and i think that was a theme that many americans agreed with. >> jon: i think the point, justin, that some of the critics of the bill were saying, the senate bill was that it wasn't all disaster relief. >> welsh let it go to the floor and the speaker should have done. he had an open vote on the fiscal cliff and members allowed to vote up or down and looks like he did the same thing here, pass it. >> jon: the mean seemed
. but president obama does believe that america is a flawed country and it is his duty to correct those flaws. that's why we're not seeing much give in the president's position on government spending. he doesn't want to cut social programs. he doesn't want to reform entitlements. that's clear. when you say hey, mr. president, have you run up nearly $6 trillion in debt in four years, mr. obama doesn't seem to care. he has borrowed more money than every president combined up until bush the younger's first year in office. think about that. think about that. one president borrowing more than 43 presidents combined. next up, after gun control is borrowing even more money. next month, congress will be asked again to raise the debt ceiling. most republicans will oppose that acting for definite spending cuts before more borrowing. does the president care? >> the only viable option here is congress to fulfill -- that congress fulfills its responsibility and ensures that the united states of america pays its bills as it has always paid its bills through the its history. >> bill: just shut up and pay. a
not to recognize the difference. obama is the head of a country. michael is here to join us now. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you, tamron. >> you bring up entitlements and eventually will be addressed here but the fiscal cliff deal, a lot of people -- well, some progressives, anyway, feel they were given is short end of the stick. >> i think if you make a list of the things that obama got out of that deal and things that the republicans got out of that deal, obama's list is a lot longer. you know, he got the tax increases, not the tax increases he wanted exactly, it's true. but he got the unemployment extension which the republicans didn't even insist got paid for as they say an offset. $30 billion of extra spending of unemployment and that's a big went and other things. the republicans didn't get very much at all. you know, certainly, that's an obama win. >> when you write in your article that he's not captain liberal. who are the folks maybe not by name you're referring to but those who believe somehow that's the president's role in this equation here of trying to get this economy
to the lower house of parliament in an election. since then she has visited various countries, including the united states. she used those visits to seek international support for reform in myanmar. >>> afghanistan's president hamid karzai is meeting barack obama at the white house on friday. it will be a critical meeting to negotiate the scale of any long-term u.s. military presence in the war-torn country. ahead of those talks karzai on thursday met with leon panetta at the pentagon. the secretary of defense says the military campaign is reaching its final chapter. >> after a long and difficult task, we finally are, i believe, at the last chapter of establishing an afghanistan, a sovereign afghanistan, that can govern and secure itself for the future. >> afghanistan will, with the help that they provide be able to provide security to its people and to protect its borders. >> panetta said he and karzai made good progress but he declined to say whether they had agreed the size of the u.s. force that will remain in afghanistan. >> after a long and difficult path, we are finally, i believe
? obama's mixed messages as to when american troops might come home from the country's longest war in afghanistan raise more questions. here's what president obama said today after meeting with karzai in washington. >> we've already reduced our presence in afghanistan to roughly 66,000 u.s. troops. i've pledged we'll continue to bring our forces home at a steady pace and in the coming months i'll announce the next phase of our drawdown. a responsible drawdown that protects the gains our troops have made. >> in the coming months, the decision on troops is months away. all right, let's rewind one month. here's what defense secretary leon panetta said then. >> the size of that enduring presence is something that the president is going to be considering over the next few weeks. >> next few weeks, not months. he said that over a month ago. how about two months ago? speaking of the troop count decision, secretary panetta told reporters in november, my hope is we'll be able to complete this process in the next few weeks. two months ago it was weeks, four weeks after that, it was still wee
. served this country as the united states senator. >> reporter: president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of the president's economic team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by end of february, the treasury will lose the power to borrow more to pay america's bills. across the board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1. the government will run out of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as geithner's replacement. president obama promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals on new gun control laws following the shootings in newtown, connecticut. >>> in newtown, connecticut, they are being overwhelmed by donations. though town officials said they have more than they can handle, toys, school supplies and other gifts keep pouring in in the wake of the massacre newtown now has a warehouse to hold the items being trucked in every day. a task force will figure out how to deal with all of the donations. >> people just
, not an outrage, but a shame. the face of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country is strikele second for the african-american president at the top of the pyramid for its retro look. white and mail. it's "mad men" goes to washington. they've posted a picture that goes viral. all men in the oval office. in fact, if you look really are closely. we will circle the leg of valerie jarrett. you'll find her in that picture. however, she's behind the guy right there. that sparked the white house to release another photo. showing more women in the inner circle. a woman that came out wednesday. i want to start with you, is this reality or perception problems? >> this is our cover story right now. and it's a smart way to look at it, we in the media tend to focus on the big jobs. there are certain jobs sort of media more friendly. we tend to look at the cia and defense detectiver. those are the big positions to us in the media. >> the big boy jobs. >> we tend to focus on those. if i'm valerie jarrett who is probably the most influential person in terms of her ability to influen
, the things that obama stood for in our country in 2008. sfrz . >>> hugo chavez is fighting a severe respiratory infection after having cancer surgery in cuba. the president has been a polarizing figure to say the least since he took office in 1999. one of his key defenders is ol ster stone. he made a controversial documentary in 2010 that portrayed chavez in such a positive light that time call it had a love story. here's some scenes. >> i just spoke with stone in the last hour and asked him what he thinks it will mean to venezuela if president chavez is unable to take the oath of office. >> the standard of living went up. not all. there's a very vocal minority against him, but they never won the elections. in fact, i think chavez won 13 of 14 elections. you know, i think he's going to be mourned as a national figure who changed venezuela forever. you have no idea how bad it was before him. the per capita dropped for 40 years straight. he represents hope and change. >> i also talked to him about his latest showtime documentary series called "the untold history of the united states"
minority leader nancy pelosi says president obama should just bypass congress all together and raise the country's debt ceiling without debate. she told face the nation viewers the president has the 14th amendment on his side which states the nation's debt shall always be paid. she says that she and the democratic party will continue to focus on growing and supporting the middle class. >> the class is the strength of our country. and those we have to strength strengthen it and help those who aspire to be it in, be in it. but it's about a sense of community. and this is the epiphany i want them to have, not just we're only here for the wealthiest people and if it trickles down, that's a good thing. if it doesn't, so be it. that's the free market. that's not how we see it. >> pelosi met with hundreds of constituents and colleagues today for the annual new year's celebration in san francisco. meteorologist rob mayeda here. it's probably a good thing that nancy pelosi held that meeting indoors today. >> if you look at today's highs, it roi cool day around the bay area. interesting, the c
the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well-being of our country, rather than plod along the path of greece, italy and spain. president obama needs to take note and put forth a plan immediately. and pat tume voiced the same sentiment in week earlier on "morning joe." >> our opportunity is on the debt ceiling. the president made it very clear. he doesn't want to have a discussion about it, because he knows this is where we have lev range. we republicans need to tolerate a temporary partial government shutdown which is what it could mean and insist we will get off the road to greece. >> i don't doubt that 72% want to see the spending cuts. which way do you think the public sentiment swings if there is a government shutdown? >> i think that pat toomey is confused. it's a continuing resolution. if they don't fund the continuing resolution, the government will shut down. if they don't lift the debt ceiling, the economy shuts down. not only the u.s. dme, maybe the world economy, and the consequences are drastic. bottom line on this, michael, and you know this, nobody should be threateni
was introduced. the job market and overall economic situation remain grim mainly in countries receiving bailouts. here are the latest market figures. >>> u.s. president barack obama will hold talks at the white house on friday with his afghan counterpart hamid karzai. patchari raksawong joins us with more details. >> reporter: the two leaders have to answer the key question of how many u.s. soldiers will remain in afghanistan after combat troops withdraw by the end of 2014. afghan citizens have reacted angrily to a suggestion that washington might bring all its forces home. some say that would mean a return to civil war. a white house official said on tuesday that the u.s. would consider a complete pullout from afghanistan. the official said the so-called zero option is one of the scenarios being considered. the announcement prompted dismay back in afghanistan. >> translator: if all u.s. troops leave afghanistan after 2014, it will be civil war again. we experienced civil war in the past and it will happen again if all the troops go home. >> it's a kind of political game, probably they may like
with them. [ laughter ] you slut! [ laughter ] this is what the country has come to. [ laughter ] another thing i'm not happy about, folks: obama's failed second term. it doesn't start for two weeks and it is a disaster. point is, i gave it a chance. even members of obama's cabinet are jumping off the s.s. barack like rats leaving for an opportunity in the private sector. [ laughter ] but the thing that disturbs me and my fellow pundits with air time to fill, is who obama has picked to replace them. >> have a look at this picture. ask yourself. look closely. what's missing? >> do you notice something? there are no women in the picture. >> where have the women gone? >> it shows the president with senior advisers in the oval office, all of them are male. >> stephen: those four white guys are right. [ laughter ] this is the 21st century. when filling his cabinet, there's only one question he should be asking: >> hey, where the white women at? [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] >> stephen: that's true. folks, look. this picture is damning. and i don't care if 43% of obama's appointees have be
where president obama is free riding on security, and not moving governments forward to get other stake holding in the rest of the country. i think the president has moved that security blanket in part to change the dynamic in the region. he is also committed to rebalancing attention on asia, and he is taking military forces out should they be needed for iran and other matters. this is a very shrewd, smart move that i think the wlous is making. >> now, what we're seeing here, as well, is that they -- we just -- we're told that there's a two-minute warning. they do not want to remain there, but they're not willing to acknowledge, nor should they, given the sensitivities and the pain and suffering and the horrific loss on all sides. those 30,000 marines were exposed to, you know, grievous harm, and many lives were lost, and it didn't do what the generals had hoped for. >> that's not something they will ever acknowledge because it delegitimatizes the loss of those people. you may get a faster transition from a purely political perspective, this is what the obama administration would like.
is i think we need to take the bigger picture. this is not just about who president obama appoints to his cabinet. we know this country has changed demographically and a broad coalition of voters elected this president, but i think we should hold everybody accountable for making sure there's diversity. while i was disappointed to see thus far we haven't seen the kind of diversity i hope we will see when we see the full picture, i think there's a much bigger question and a much bigger issue here to which this president has been, you know, a champion of making sure that the doors are open for everybody. >> right. okay. goldie, the president's enemies, who aren't exactly famous for their love of diversity, are making a huge production out of this issue, but this president has done better or at least as well as his two immediately predecessors. he has a 50/50 split of men and women in his staff and he's appointed two women to the supreme court. doesn't that in itself regardless of the current presentation of the cabinet, doesn't that indicate a commitment to diversity? >> it certainly
. that is an unsustainable level. it is choking the private sector of this country. >> president obama has vowed not to negotiate over the debt ceiling again. we hear from minority leader nancy pelosi. the congresswoman from california. she was on "face the nation." >> speaker boehner says we need to match every dollar that goes to raising the debt ceiling. we need to match every dollar that goes into raising the debt ceiling with at least one dollar spending cuts. would you support cuts that high? >> these two things should not be related. we should subject every dollar we spend to the harshest scrutiny. if the taxpayer getting his or her dollars worth for that spending? that is a judgment we have to make. as we make cuts to reduce spending. having nothing to do with whether the full faith and credit of the us should be jeopardized. resulted in the downgrade of our rating. it is a fundamental discussion. should we cut spending to raise the debt ceiling? it sounds logical. the debt ceiling is about spending that has already occurred. stop buying stuff so you do not have teacher bills. we have to
over the holidays with her family and is also out of the white house president barack obama called her a tireless champion she is the first hispanic woman to serve in the presidential cabinet. beyonce will perform the national anthem kelly clarkson will sing my country to is of the end james taylor will perform america the beautiful. president obama was involved in the selection of the musicians. the pregnant duchess of cambridge spend time with family royal watchers are left to get what she got from prince william, apparently sources say he is buying a house. we're looking at some interesting weather coming up over the next two or three days. we have 50 we are back down to 35 degrees at the moment. computer models show the moisture coming up we could see rain and perhaps even thunderstorms. on saturday, still cloudy but saturday evening you were looking at perhaps some rain changing over to snow. apple may be developing an iphone that is more affordable there are rumors the phone could be available later this year and it will be smaller and less expensive. monopoly is planning to du
of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second term cabinet picks is striking. except for the african-american top of the pyramid for its retro look. white and male. it's "mad men" goes to washington, except it's leaving." >> so much of the debates that went on in the 2012 campaign was about the role of women. it was about mitt romney and his so-called lack of understanding of the role of women and lack of sort of acknowledgement of that. so now, the white house, where they roll out white man after white man, in terms of these top cabinet posts i think it has struck people as some srt of dissident in terms of what the obama claimed to be about and what they're presenting now. i think it's odd to me that they would be so heavy-handed in dealing with this. that someone in the white house didn't notice that they may have had an optics problem in rolling these folks out back to back to back. so what you have them do, of course, is say, well, they've got all these other people who are sane in the cabinet. >> let me interrupt you there. i wa
obama to triple u.s. force levels and to try to get ambitious to try to nationwide in that country and build up a self sustaining country. i think that entire decision and policy is going to prove to be extraordinarily controversial. >> he didn't only double down in afghanistan, president obama tripled down in terms of tripling the number of u.s. troops. this has clearly become president obama's war, so he's got a lot at stake. let's tee a quick break. we'll a wait these two presidents and continue our special coverage right after this. business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. >>> welcome back. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. we're awaiting the president of the united states and the president of afghanistan. they've been meeting in the oval office, very important meeting on the future of u.s./afghan relat
. now, few americans have dedicated more time to this country and general mcchrystal served throughout six generals and i will ask each and every president, including president obama, and the unexpected moment came in the wake of an interview with rolling stone, magazine in which the general and his staff appeared to criticize vice-president biden and other white house officials. later tonight we will revisit that highly controversial interview and set the record straight the events surrounding his activity duty. first we welcome the studio audience author of the brand new memoir "my share of the task" retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal. [applause] >> it's an honor to see you. thank you so much for coming. >> sean: first of all, i've got to start, this book i could not put down and more importantly, i look at your life over the three decades, you dedicate your life to the service of your country. it's an amazing -- it is an amazing sacrifice. you go into the details about it. it's hard on our servicemen and women. >> it's amazing that i could have three decades and service a
country. what was the meeting with president obama like in the oval office? >> well, first off, when you wake up and you have something very unexpected arise because it's a controversy that you don't believe has merit, but it's a controversy. when a controversy arises, that puts my commander, my commander-in-chief, that's who i work for, that puts my commander-in-chief in a difficult position and that's not my job. my responsibility is to support the mission, the soldiers who work for me and my commander-in-chief. as soon as i saw the controversy was going to reach the levels it did, i was confident at least i need today offer my resignation. >> sean: if he would have asked you to stay, would you have? >> i told president obama that day i would do whatever was best for the mission. i would be happy to go back and continue to command or if he decided to accept my resignation, in fact, i would move out. >> sean: and you voted for him in 2008. this happened in 2010. may i ask you did you vote for him in 2012. >> i'm a private citizen and i'll keep that to myself. >> sean: you're going to ke
obama made clear just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: chuck hagel knows the horrors of war firsthand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam. fighting side-by-side, with his 19-year-old brother, tom. he got two purple hearts. one when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety. and another, a month later, when hagel himself on fire from a land mine, rescued his brother. but critics are not focusing on hagel's military service. while serving as a republican senator, he angered some in his own party for not backing the troop surge in iraq, not supporting unilateral sanctions against iran. and what some on the hill perceived a lack of support for israel. >> hagel's record is very, very troubling in the nation of israel. he's not been a friend to israel. >> reporter: hagel and the white house says these are misperceptions. with hagel telling his hometown paper, he has unequivocal, total support for israel. but he still has a lot of convin
is doing its part to help the country address the deficit problem by working to implement $487 billion in spending reductions. is that enough, or under secretary hagel should the obama administration be looking to go deeper? >> much deeper, he is a great person to serve with, but he just should go differently on this one. he said you know, we hall lowed out the military budget, after world war ii, and 2, and korean war, we hallowed out the budget after the war. he was bill clinton's budget director in 1993 after the cold war ended. so we stopped saying that. we have had a very strong military. there is room to cut further. we continue to have three ways to destroy the soviet union in a nuclear war. and there is no soviet union, a weaker place called russia. not the equivalent, but we could reduce a danger to america. we continue to have tens of thousands of troops in western europe, so the western people can have of what we spend on the percentage of gdp on their budgets. we should be pulling out of afghanistan more quickly. one thing we have to understand is this. we have a wonderful
boxes holding certificates of vote mailed in from around the country. they found president obama won the election with 332 electoral votes. it's the first time since eisenhower that a president won 51% of the popular vote twice. and we're learning more about the inauguration. chief justice ron roberts will swear the president is just like he did the first time around. but let's remember who will be right there next to the president, vice president joe biden. he will be sworn in by supreme court justice sonya sotomayor, the first hispanic person to administer an inaugural oath of office. but yesterday, it was joe being joe. classic biden. and i loved every minute of it. >> hey, mom. >> how are you? good to see you. i'm joe biden. >> who do you want me to look at? >> whoever you want. >> anybody else want to be sworn in as a senator today? >> i could watch that all day. but let's face it. joe biden is a great politician. he's likable. he's loyal. he's tough. and, most importantly, he knows how to get things done in washington. joining me now is bob schrum, senior advisor to john kerry'
country. it's why president obama went around the world. it wasn't because america was exceptional. it was because he wanted them to know we want to be liked. we want to be toll rapt. we're not so bad. that never works. people sense weakness, and we see that now with the arab spring. they didn't care. the arab nightmare. so, in closing -- which i always like to say even though though i don't know what i'm going to si -- in closing, the cool are in the driver's seat right now. and we're in the passenger seat. unfortunately the cool drive like jayne mansfield. >> too soon? too soon for a jayne mansfield joke? so i have to actually look for a joke that involves a horse and buggy and you guys would be okay. it's tough for us to find a messenger because, as a conservative, we don't like government. why would we want to join something we hate? asking a conservative to run for office is like asking bill clinton to be monogamous. it's not -- it's like asking an activist to bathe. i could go through ten of them but i'll stop there however, the people that you're dealing with once every two
on america, we don't trust each other? >> no, it's an indictment of the obama administration's view of america and the america this administration has created. >> it's definitely a role in it as well of course, but by the same token, at the top of the the list the scandanavian countries or european countries that president obama would like us to emulate and things that rank high there are the acceptance of other people, diversity, those kind of things. stuart: diversity in norway? >> i know. stuart: are you kidding me. charles: they ranked number one with diversity, we're like number 14 in diversity. looking at the list, ireland more diverse, sweden is more diverse. so, it's kind of a faulty report, but the gist of it is true. more americans are losing faith in what made america great. stuart: i'll give you that, but norway diverse? >> i agree. stuart: new the at 10 we talk to the man who helped write the last assault weapons ban. will any new legislation really stop another mass shooting and what about assault weapons that are currently owned? what are we going to do with them if t
exclusive details about our military's role going forward in afghanistan. as president obama obama weighs several ons for our exit from that country, it now seem at least some troops may stay behind. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has details. >> fox news has learned the white house is not considering any option that would leave more than 10,000 american troops in afghanistan beyond 2014. according to at senior administration official. despite reports the white house was considering plans to leave a much larger footprint after the deadline for handing over security to the afghans. earlier this week general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, provided three options to the pentagon for a post 2014 force. none of them, quote, went north of 10,000 troops according to the administration official. >> the 10,000 limit really suggests the administration is trying to hold down the numbers. right now the midwest likely final figure will be about 6,000. it gives us a special operating direct axle meant, probably the use of drones for drone strikes. maybe two bases in
're going into nut country. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, paranoid america is climbing out of its bunker. the near possibility that the obama administration might stop the easy sale of the scariest guns to the scariest people has aroused the slippery slope crowd. these cousins of the grassy knoll folks believe that any limit on the wide open market for guns and ammo threatens their own hardware. any reasonable action by the american people to stop the carrage is to these paranoids the first unfaltering step to mass confiscation of everything from shoth guns to daisy rifles. well, tonight we let you hear from the craziest of the crazies. my question, are the regular gun owners of this country, the people who go out and hunt in hunting season, the people who shoot skeet or simply like to pack their own bullets, regular gun enthusiasts, are they going to listen to these nut cases or joe biden when he offers proposals next week on background checks and high capacity magazines? who are the people that are going to deci
about it and said you cannot take these guantanamo terrorists to my country. in fairness, obama announced the closing of guantanamo and dick cheney said it's a horrible idea, but these are the worst of the worst, a statement that was false. 40 of the people had been cleared by the bush administration. 40 more won habeas cases. peter dick cheney was lying or did not know the facts. the obama administration did not take them on, in any event. then they want to take that group into virginia, frank wolf said don't do that, and they backed down, the obama administration backed down. then congress said you cannot take them. what he's got to do is grow a pair of big ones, but he's got to have a plan and these guys to work it. there are problems, but it's doable, and he has the power to do it. it will take a few months, but he could do it. >> there's no political value in doing it. >> it has to be moral. >> it's your legacy. >> the lady behind you. >> where my going? -- where am i going? >> sorry. i'm from the constitution project on the taniya treatment. colonel davis managed the dark
weekend. there's some rain drops to talk about, i'll see you back here. >>> president obama signed a bill making pinnacle's national monument the country's 59th and newest national park. pin -- pinnacle is now the closest national park to the bay area. it gets its name from the rocks made from an extent volcano. it's culturally significant to several native american tribes. it's also popular with rock climbers. the new designation is expected to draw more visitors and business to the area. most visitors visit in spring and fall because it can be very hot during the summer months. >>> allowed what sounded to me like an explosion. almost like a shotgun blast. >> a big rig crashes falls 30 feet from >>> a paramedic that pulled a driver from a big rig wants to find the two men who helped him. rob roth shares the paramedic story and the images now sered in his memory. >> you can see right there it's singed. >> reporter: perry hood suffered second degree burns on his arm trying to save a man he never knew. >> we did everything we could. >> reporter: this is what the big rig looked like seconds
'll see you back here. >>> president obama signed a bill making pinnacle's national monument the country's 59th and newest national park. pin -- pinnacle is now the closest national park to the bay area. it gets its name from the rocks made from an extent volcano. it's culturally significant to several native american tribes. it's also popular with rock climbers. the new designation is expected to draw more visitors and business to the area. most visitors visit in spring and fall because it can be very hot during the summer months. >>> allowed what sounded to me like an explosion. almost like a shotgun blast. >> a big rig crashes falls 30 feet from the highway and explodes into flames. the firsthand accounts of the efforts to save the driver. >> and what women should know about ambient. >>> a paramedic that pulled a driver from a big rig wants to find the two men who helped him. rob roth shares the paramedic story and the images now sered in his memory. >> you can see right there it's singed. >> reporter: perry hood suffered second degree burns on his arm trying to save a man he never kn
in this country do not require a background check. the vice president will deliver his proposal to president obama by next tuesday. >>> there are new details about a shootings at a rural california high school. police say a 16-year-old student walked into taft high armed with a shotgun. he shot one student, fired at another, and missed, then a teacher and student supervisor talked him into giving up his weapon. tonight that wounded student is in critical but stable condition, and according to the cops, the student had planned the attack and targeted students he felt had bullied him for more than a year. >> it goes without saying to stand there and face someone that has a shotgun, who has already discharged it and shot a student, that speaks volumes to these two young men. >> teachers and other staffers had attended a safety drill less than two hours before the shooting happened. the gun used in that shooting belonged to the gunman's brother. >>> new tonight, a judge has ruled there is enough evidence to bring james holmes to trial. he is charged with shooting up a colorado movie theater last summe
rendition going on. it's practice of holding terror suspects in other countrys and not using due process, but still getting information out of them. 2007, july 1, senator barack obama said practice of shipping away prisoners the dead of night to be tortured in far off countries. september 17, 2010, he said, "eliminate the practice of extreme rendition where we outsource torture to other countrys." here we have the ultimate hypocrisy. once again -- >> andrea: where is the media? >> eric: nobel peace prize winner using rendition -- >> andrea: hold on. when he heard the word "rendition" he thought they meant reason disof the song -- ♪ i, so in love with you >> dana: president obama running for office with help from the other democrats tried to ruin the reputation of president bush which was a patriot to figure out to make sure you cannot prevent a terrorist attack happening on the country if you don't get the intelligence. there was active intelligence. the bin laden information wasn't the only thing. they used stream of intel. three guys active intel people. if you decide that you are go
global affairs correspondent martha raddatz tells us. >> reporter: president obama made clear today just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: through decades of war and peace, the job of defense secretary has had profound implications. >> if forces to be used, saddam hussein would be removed from power. >> reporter: chuck hagel knows the horrors of war first hand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam, fighting side-by-side with his 19-year-old brother, tom. he got two purple hearts. one, when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety. another, a month later, when hagel, himself on fire from a land mine, rescued his brother. >> i was on the left side, where the major blast came up, and i was burned all up and down the left side of my body. so, i grabbed tom first, he was out and he had blood coming out of his ears and nose. and you don't have time to think about, is he dead or alive? >> reporter: but critics are not focusing on hagel's milit
only 6,000 troops to 20,000 remain after 2014. to ensure the country does not descend again into a safe haven for terror. officials i have spoken to believe that president obama will opt for fewer troops and a faster withdrawal, which means in the future, we will likely be even more dependent on these drone strikes, diane. >> thank you so much, martha. >>> and returning home now, news today from secretary of state hillary clinton. 24 hours ago, we saw her walk out of the hospital after that health scare and blood clot. well, today, she said she would be back at work next week. she worked from home on conference calls with her foreign policy team, and they said she sounded upbeat and raring to go. >>> and, in washington today, it was a kind of new start. the just-elected 113th congress of the u.s. arrived from around the country. and it was a day filled with drama. fresh off the bruising brawl over the fiscal cliff, john boehner was re-elected speaker of the house. but this time, 12 of his fellow republicans did not vote for him. last time, the vote was unanimous. after taking the gavel,
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the country on sunday that the obama administration's response to newtown is extreme. 74% of nra members support criminal background checks on all gun buyers. blocking common sense solutions couldto keep military-style weapons out of dangerous hands? now, that is extreme." and then in prototypical meant to be intimidating style they gone go on to list her office phone number and district the reader of this ad to tell senator heitkamp it's time to stand up for american families not the gun lobby. they give her direct number and tell people to call her. and i have no idea whether anybody called. but this kind of thing is designed to make a member of congress feel like there is a political threat to them and not just on one side of this issue but on both sides. and after that happened, she said that thing she said on sunday, those ads came out on tuesday, and after that senator heitkamp put out a statement clarifying that while she does believe that americans have a right to bear arms, "with that right come responsibilities." the senator stating affirmatively, "have a responsibility to keep
"zero dark thirty" which opens tonight here and around the country. president obama big day at the white house today. president hamid karzai from afghanistan is in town. they will start their -- expanded meeting of the president, the vice president and the president of afghanistan with other cabinet members at 10:00 a.m. this morning. at 10:30 the president and president karzai go alone into the oval office. for a restricted meeting. at noon, the president and the vice president and president karzai continue their conversation over lunch. and at 1:15 p.m. this afternoon the president and president karzai will hold a joint news conference in the east room of the white house. i will be there with the white house press corps to see the two presidents. come back and get the latest from michael tomasky. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, what do you say? good morning everybody. it is friday january 11. good to see you today. thank you for joining us on the "full court press." as we come to you live coast-to-coast from our studio here on capitol hill, bringing you the news of the day. giving. >>
chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz has more. >> reporter: president obama made clear today just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: through decades of war and peace, the job of defense secretary has had profound implications. >> if force is to be used, saddam hussein would be removed from power. >> reporter: chuck hagel the horrors of war first hand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam, fighting side by side with his 19-year-old brother tom. he got two purple hearts. one when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety and another a month later when hagel himself on fire from a landmine rescued his brother. >> i was on the left side when the major blast came up and i was burned up and down the left side of my body. i grabbed tom first and he was out and he had blood coming out of his ears and nose and you don't have time to think about is he dead or alive. >> reporter: but critics are not focusing on hagel's military ser
weapons in the country. >>> another cabinet shake-up in the white house. president obama is expected to name chief of staff jack lou to be the next's next finance chief. the president may make it official by tomorrow. if approved, lou would be the second treasury secretary during his administration. he would replace timothy geithner. lou was a former budget director for president obama and president clinton. >>> for the second time in four decades, now new members will be inducted into major league baseball's hall of fame. among the players up for first ballot star-crossed giants slugger, of course, barry bonds. he only received 36% of the vote from the baseball writers association of america. cy young pitcher roger clemens got 38%. sammy sosa was denied. he only got 12%. all three players were linked to steroids during the storied careers. >>> more than just a sugar rush. still to come, the link between sweet drinks and depression. >> not only nobody came but nobody even bothered to call me. >> well, we have all been there waiting for hours fo
, thinner than we've seen before but firmly in control of his country or at least the part of the country that those loyal to hill maintain. >> leland, thank you very much. >>> back to washington now and president obama facing another fiscal fight. putting pressure on congress to raise the nation's debt limit. the gop says they'll only consider it if spending cuts are part of the deal. what political capital does the president have left for his next battle and those that lie ahead? schirra is a staff writer, thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> raising the debt ceiling is non-negotiable. how is that going to go over with republicans? >> this is very much the first opening for ray on both sides. the president is non-negotiable, he wants to raise the debt ceiling. you have conservatives in congress saying we're not afraid to let the government shut down. they're starting on the opposite sides of the court and they'll move towards the center, if there's a deal. >> the president says he's willing to talk about more spending cuts as we discussed. not only the debt ceiling but also
patriot and statesman and served incredibly in vietnam and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to barrow more to pay america's bills. across-the-board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1st. and the government will run outs of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current white house chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as gite neither's replacement. and president obama has promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals expected soon for new gun control laws following the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. abc news, new york. >>> apparently some of the thrill is gone for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are bein
and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to barrow more to pay america's bills. across-the-board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1st. and the government will run outs of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current white house chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as gite neither's replacement. and president obama has promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals expected soon for new gun control laws following the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. abc news, new york. >>> apparently some of the thrill is gone for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are being scaled back including two official balls this year. there we
and training afghan forces. president obama making it very clear, though, u.s. troops will still be in harm's way if they continue to be in the country. the big question mark remanes, how many troops are in afghanistan after 2014? today, president obama not answering that question but saying that he is going to consult with the commanders and come up with a solution and announce that within what he called the coming months. his language was very interesting today. he continuously say if we have troops there after 2014. the white house, the president today signaling they might be leaning toward a more scaled back troop presence after 2014. as you mentioned, the white house earlier this week suggesting that the president might be open to having zero troops in the country. of course, that's coming under some criticism. people who say that will leave the country vulnerable. open to essentially destabilizing, deinvolving in to a civil war. hamid karzai has privately said that he favors a more robust u.s. troop presence but today, of course, he said troops are less important than the u.s. coopera
. >> president obama in his career as an illinois legislature signed various questionnaires, and is votes in the illinois legislature voted to support outlying over half the guns in the country already. so he's not the right person to lead us in finding a balance, but i agree that we can have -- it's not an either or. we can have strong gun rights laws so that law abiding citizens can have their full choice will a firearm stone for protection of their homeland to carry for lawful protection. banning guns is not put this in the interaction. it can be harmonious. lou: okay. and that, perhaps, would begin with an examination of why we are not permitting people who are mentally ill from owning guns. we thank you both. i hope you'll be here to continue the conversation. much more on the president's initiative to enact more restrictive gun control laws and the limited affects those laws have had in high-crime areas. we take that up next on the broadcast. senator reid is an idiot. at senator reid has a lot of company, especially when it comes to the government reponse to hurricane katrina and su
at the presidential inauguration. beyonce will sing the national anthem and kelly clarkson will perform "my country 'tis of three." and according to the white house president obama has a hand in picking the performers. >>> all right, our singer fantasia will be heading to new orleans for the super bowl. the grammy wanier is set to -- winner is set to headline a gospel concert there. other performers include donny mcclerklin and marlon way januaries. the concert will be held on february 1st. >>> all right, time now for five things to know on this thursday. former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky will be back in court today. the lawyers are trying to appeal the sentence saying they didn't have enough time to prepare for the trial last year. >>> and carmelo anthony will be playing with the knicks once again. he's not playing rather. he was suspended by the nba for confronting a celtics' player after the knicks' loss to boston on monday. >>> thymier perry and the reverend sharpton are holding a news conference today about a miss persons case. two men mysteriously disappeared eight yea
for the future? >> i'm going to say yes. i'm just going to say yes. i think 2013 is the year where obama feels strong enough and has learned enough lessons and the country understands what is at stake very fundamentally and the economics are starting to get better. manufacturing is coming back. it's actually coming back from offshore to onshore. we recognize how critical infrastructure is in the wake of sandy and other things. i actually think the ingredients are there. i don't think there is one blinding moment where everybody sort of gets religion and says we're going to do it, but we're going to be on our way back. >> some positive signs. economic growth will probably pick up and a good chance we'll get comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, which would be good for any number of reasons. corporate tax reform. there seems to be bipartisan support for that. will we solve if you will the fiscal challenges of the year, no, we'll still be kicking cans down the road, use whatever cliches you want. there's a bit of momentum finally in the right direction. there's economic momentum in the u.s. t
decision that he is awaiting from the obama administration is how many u.s. troops the president is is going to leave in afghanistan after our combat mission in that country ends at the end of 2014. the pentagon was recommending 10 to 15,000 troops. now the obama administration is floating numbers like 6 to 9,000 and they refuse to rule out the zero option. >> bill: there must be a reason why they are doing that rosen because it doesn't make any sense. >> there is, behind the scenes the diplomats here in this building the state department are negotiating with afghanistan the terms the terms of our agreement with. they called a status of forces agreement. and they are trying to basically push karzai around a little bit to get some concessions from him. maybe we raise the number of troops if you give for those troops immunity from prosecution. >> bill: stop with your brother maybe we will give you more troops that keep from you getting your head cut off which is exactly what's going to happen if the u.s. pulls everybody out. karzai will last, what? 24 hours? he has some accounts in
obama could use an executive order to restrict weapons in the country. intense arguments lies heyed. >> we still live in a democracy in this country. after next tuesday the fight will move from the white house over to capitol hill. that is where the gun owners in this country are really going to show their strength, their fortitude and what democracy is all about. we are going to be coming out there and this fight is far from over. >> today at 2:15 vice president biden is going to meet with members of the video gaming industry whose meeting has focused on the actual guns themselves. now the attention it turning to the way guns are talked about and played with virtually. >>> the gun debate is not only front and center in the nation's capitol but across the country. we have seen outrage from both sides specifically after a story out of westchester county. a local paper there the journal newsprinted the names and addresses of people who legally possess firearms. >> the newsroom has remained silent not saying anything about the decision to public the names. they have hired an armed guar
and prosperity lies with the individual and the family. president obama's second inauguration creases coming up soon it will be a good time for him to remind the country that our government is dependent on the people not the other way around. we also need more clarity and discussion from all leaders about the importance of family. despite the wide spread -- children do better two parent married households. despite we know about the instability in financial hardship caused by single farpting, trying to raise parents on their own, and despite statistics about worse educational greater criminal justice involvement and greater welfare usage among single parents. despite this our leader, our university, our media, religious institution and the leader where the group with the problem is most severe the african-american hispanic community refuse to take this issue on aggressively or deal with it in any meaningful way. this problem is particularly glaring in the reporting of most our media, which to sometimes celt, devotes great effort to chronicling remarkable details the difficulty of the poor but ca
for the dream act. that's for young people who were brought into this country without documents but not because of anything they did. will they be allowed to stay longer. president obama, if you remember, took executive action that does allow them to stay, but it does not cover their pan. recently erika's mother was seized and she showed that on youtube. >> they took her for no reason. [ sobbing ] they asked me if my brother was related to me. i said yes he's my brother. they just took him. they just took him. they didn't want to tell me why. they said they needed to go because they were here illegally, that they shouldn't be here. this needs to stop. we need to do something. we need to stop separating families. this is unreal. >> cenk: so there is some dispute as to why they seized her mother, we'll get to that in a minute but i want to share some numbers for you. a record 410,000 people have been deported in 2012 alone. as president obama takes some executive action and reaches out to latinos he does continue to reach out and throw them out of the country. now, these are undocumented immigran
largest ever expenditure program across the country. in turning out these voters we did not just to let historic people to congress, but we have helped president barack obama, who has been so good for women across the country. it is so clear that this election was about women. women candidates, women donors. we heard a lot about women's issues. some in a way that i would prefer not to hear about. we heard about women voters who made those decisions. there was a lot of talk about the new democratic coalition of young people, hispanics, and women. i think that that is a great coalition. women are not just a voting bloc or a subset of the population. they are 51% of the population. last time that i checked, that was the majority. this last election, 55% of the women voted for president obama. there was an 18. gender gap. for every unmarried woman who voted for mitt romney, two voted for obama. women are going to make the decisions for the elections to come. they will decide to hold the power in this country. we know what is moving women voters. " we know how to expand the winning coalition
in this country. >> it comes a week ahead of a deadline set by president obama who has called for meaningful action. rebecca cooper joins us from the newsroom. >> it was a meeting that was intended to redress all sides of the debate. reporters were invited inside the photograph the typical adversaries all sitting down together. the vice-president insisted his task force will be more than just an exercise in photo opportunities. the vice president said the newtown, connecticut tragedy awakened the conscience of america. >>
obama to discuss the size of the future u.s. troop presence in his country. >> in the wake of hurricane sandy, u.s. senator benjamin cardin will visit maryland today. part d will tour areas impacted by sandy. he will also visit disaster recovery centers to see how recovery efforts are proceeding. last month president obama declared somerset county a major disaster area. 600 homes were impacted their by the storm along with 50 businesses. >> as sandy cleanup continues some good news to report. so far, none of the sites tested by the occupational safety and health administration have contaminants above permissible levels. crews are still working to remove debris, sand, and trees. >> that means they will be able to rebuild right? >> you would think it would mean a faster process. but they have to wait awhile. >> make sure they are safe. so the process continues. >> it could take years. >> around here, we're looking at calm conditions for today. starting out this morning with temperatures really comfortable. it's 47 degrees now. but it's 5:00 in the morning. we have a couple hours to still
. e number of countries visited as secretary of state. >> a report from washington think tank says obama administration is tougher on immigration enforcement than critics think. staying the administration spent $18 billion on programs run by the immigration and customs enforcement and border0q pro dex. all other agencies spent $14 billion. >> u.s. supreme court will not stop the government funding of embryonic stem cell research stem cell research. the high court refused to hear an appeal from expo two scientists challenging federal funding for the research18jf. lay lower court had thrown out the lawsuit. scientists claim it was violating the dickey wicker law, prohibiting taxpayer financing for work that harms an embryo. >> americans have kept health care spending in check saying the mj care tab stood at $2.7 trillion in 2011, latest year u.s. economy or>÷j 8600 for evy man, woman and child. >> just ahead this is a extraordinary step. the city in the mid west where it's now illegal to own a pit bull. >> looking south ward, we can see clouds and some sun. could there be rain com
well-being of our country rather than plod along the path of greece, italy, and spain. president obama needs to take note of this reality and put forward a plan to avoid it immediately. finally, pennsylvania republican senator pat toomey voiced the same sentiment earlier this week on "morning joe." >> our opportunity here is on the debt ceiling. the president has made it very clear, he doesn't even want to have a discussion about it because he knows this is where we have leverage. we republicans need to be willing to tolerate a temporary partial government shutdown, which is what that could mean, and insist that we get off the road to greece. >> governor, i don't doubt that 72% want to see the spending cuts. which way do you think the public sentiment swings if there is a government shutdown? >> well, i think pat toomey is a little confused, mike. it's a continuing resolution. if they didn't fund the continuing resolution, the government would shut down. if they don't lift the debt ceiling, the economy shuts down. not only the u.s. economy, maybe the world economy, and the consequences
. on the democrats' line. caller: good morning. i think timothy geithner will have a good legacy. obama choosing him, it kind of save the country from disaster. i think he is going to have a pretty good legacy. i think also that mr. obama has not chosen any african americans for his cabinet. that is one of the things i wanted to say. host: from twitter -- bob is next from colorado on the republican line. caller: good morning. i wanted to encourage everybody to watch the interview on the new book. she takes to of the way down into the late 1980's and 1990's and how all of the banking and real-estate debacle happened. regarding the previous caller's comments about the revolving door, these guys are all of the same old. they are all in it together. these guys created this problem, and they are going around and around. the taxpayers are paying for it. i would encourage everybody to pay attention to it. host: the you have anything to add about mr. timothy geithner specifically? callerwe are asking about his tt the treasury department? do you have anything about his time serve that you went to credit or d
obama gave in 2006 against raising the debt ceiling in the senate and the explain why we were robbing the future of the country. >> all the presidents have -- >> allowing the debt ceiling to rise automatically. >> let's go back toe for sandy. why did he leave that? he opened himself up to scathing criticism. >> i do not understand it. eric cantor assured them they would get a vote and it would pass the senate. it was predictable that this would blow up and he walked away from it. you would think you would have the votes are you would not bring it to the floor. here is a very skilled politician, but the lack of support from his own caucus is shocking. >> if he had tried to reach him four times that night, he could not reach him before the vote got overturned. reports suggest that he was up said with having that the feeder earlier in the day and he did not want to have the call for spending the same night and have the house take a position on it. wood is hard to follow is what to do about his own leadership in being affected by his own decision. >> it tends to be a little incendiary. he
. >> welcome back. is 8:15 a.m.. new this morning, president obama used his weekly address this morning to talk about the nation's economy. he said that raising taxes on wealthy americans is a good start. however, he says that washington must do more to reduce the country's debt. and that includes making sure that congress lives the federal debt ceiling. >> the last time congress threatened this the whole economy suffered. our families and businesses cannot afford this. >> the nation's credit rating was downgraded last year when lawmakers threatened in action on the debt ceiling. on the republican side, representative dave camp from michigan set america's credit cards are maxed out. he stated that there is no money in the bank, so we have to stop spending. >> we do have rain on the rway it will also increase throughout the day. in the north bay it will grow more into the evening. satellite and radar shows there is a cold front approaching. it will push its way into our area in the afternoon. by 1:00 p.m. it will make its way to santa rosa. off by 3:00 p.m. it will cross over the golden gate bri
the line-up for president obama's second inauguration. bee gons will sing the national anthem. kellly clarkson will perform my country 'tis of three and james taylor will sing america the beautiful. -- beyonce will sing the national anthem. >> let's hope it's warm. >> warmer, at least. >> we
that president obama is taking the country. >> steve clemens, thanks very much for joining us. i want to bring in gloria borger. i've known senator hagel for a long time. you've known him as well. very smart guy. he's obviously highly qualified. there will be confirmation controversy no doubt, but in the end, given the fact that the president refused to be capitulated, refused to back away from this nominee, i suspect that hagel will be confirmed rather handily. >> right. well, and in the end there are people who are going to oppose haguele w hagel who believe the president ought to be given the right to nominate whoever he wants as the secretary of defense. they may oppose hagel in theory but may end up voting for him. i want to add, wolf, we have just gotten an interview that chuck hagel has given to the lincoln journal star in nebraska in which he says his record has been completely distorted by his critics and that he looked forward to having an opportunity to set the record straight. and he says, quote, there is not one shred of evidence i'm anti-israel and not one senate vote that matter
supported sanzes against iran backed by a coalition. the u.s. and other countries. president obama sort of in a veiled way referred to this yesterday and his commence in the east room and he said that haggle realizes that america is strongest when it stands with its allies. i will tell you, soledad, the white house feels that although this will no doubt be a tough confirmation process, that hagel will get some really tough questions from republicans and democrats who at this point, many of them holding back on endorsely hagel, the white house and president obama feel when hagel has a chance to answer those questions, he will give good answers, convincing answers, that will get him the support he needs in the process. to that end, it was at least twice yesterday that he was urging congress to move forward quickly with this nomination as well as others on his national security team, these are really imperative roles that need to be filled. >> he is in the unenviable position of being on both sides. thank you, appreciate it. >> we'll talk to senator hagel's former chief of staff, mike butt
of other countries. accordingly, i also informed the president obama of the sacrifices of the afghan people, the immense sacrifices of the afghan people in the past ten years, for the servicemen and of the afghan people. going back to afghanistan this evening to bring to the afghan people the news of afghanistan spending shorter and shorter with america as a sovereign independent country, but in cooperation and in partnership. thank you, mr. president for the hospitality. >> thank you very much. okay, we've got two questions each, i think, from u.s. and afghan press and then we'll start with scott wilson of washington post. >> mr. president, does moving up the deadline for the transition to an afghan security you'll be winding down u.s. troops faster tan you expected this year and as specifically as possible, how many troops do you expect to leave in afghanistan beyond 2014 for the two missions you outlined and would you consider leaving any troops in afghanistan beyond that date without an immunity agreement for their actions? and president karzai, you've spoken often about the threat the
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